GLDD Announces Award of “Option B” for Miami Dredging

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of commercial and industrial demolition and remediation services, announced the receipt of ‘Option B’ for the Miami Harbor Deepening Project.

The $31.6 million option, which was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, brings the total value of GLDD’s contract to more than $205.7 million.

The two-year project commenced dredging operations in November 2013 and will deepen the port to a depth of 50/52 feet to accommodate the post-Panamax cargo ships that will start to pass through the expanded Panama Canal in 2015.

According to Miami-Dade County, the expansion will double the volume of cargo that passes through the port annually and will increase the port’s annual economic impact to more than $34 billion.

‘Option B,’ which is the final option for the PortMiami contract, calls for the dredging of one million cubic yards of material from Fisher Island Turning Basin to Fisherman’s Channel which deepens the channel and berthing area from 42 feet to 50 feet.

Press Release, February 14, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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